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Aronofsky added to “Superman” list as Affleck bows out


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The list of directors in the running to direct the planned “Superman” reboot lost a key name but picked up another.

Ben Affleck, currently receiving kudos for his second directorial effort “The Town,” has taken his name out of contention, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The article notes that Warner – which backed “Town” and is supporting Christopher Nolan’s “Superman” effort” – is high on Affleck but that he “is no longer pursuing it.”

That’s a good choice by Affleck, who has excelled so far with smaller, intimate and gritty dramas but might be reaching a bit with a big-budget, effects-driven “Superman” film. In fact, attaching himself to a potential blockbuster sort of flies in the face of everything Affleck has said in interviews about his own career resuscitation – that he wants to avoid the attention-grabbing projects that tripped up his momentum in the past and focus on smaller, but well-made, films.

That’s also the M.O. of Darren Aronofsky, yet the Reporter story says the director of “The Wrestler” and “Black Swan” is “still in active talks” with producer Nolan and the Warner team. He’s not alone. The list of potential “Superman” directors also includes Duncan Jones (“Moon”), Jonathan Liebesman (“Battle: Los Angeles”), Matt Reeves (“Let Me In”), Tony Scott (“The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3”) and Zack Snyder (“300,” “Watchmen”).

Off that list, I’d go with Snyder, Reeves or Jones. But what do I know? I loved Bryan Singer’s “Superman Returns.”

“Superman: Man of Steel” currently is slated to be in theaters in 2012.

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